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Criminal Procedure Keyed to Chemerinsky
United States v. Knights
Citation:534 U.S. 112 (2001)
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Knights (Respondent), who was on probation for a drug offense, was required to subject to a search of his person or property at any time. A probation officer set up surveillance of Knights’s apartment and, believed that he witnessed Knights carrying pipe bombs outside of the apartment, conducted a search of the premises. Knights argued that evidence obtained during that search of his apartment should be suppressed because it violated the Fourth Amendment.
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